For many people, the song will always be associated with Luke Kelly and the Dubliners who may be said to have produced the definitive version.
Their interpretation was used over a fighting scene and the end credits of the 2009 Sherlock Holmes film directed by Guy Ritchie.
Ritchie is a keen fan of Irish music and can perform many folk songs to his own guitar accompaniment.
The rocky Road to Dublin is a hard song to perform but many major performers have produced excellent versions. The London-Irish band The Pogues reinterpreted the song for a new generation of Irish music fans.
The Dropkick Murphys have added their inimitable style. The Kelly Family and the Chieftains gave the song a gentler feel.
The Chieftains also performed the song with the Rolling Stones , which must rank as one of music’s most unlikely pairings.
Listen and enjoy The High Kings
Kevin McCormack‘s version